Naslovna i poslednja sa poz. u Photosh.cdrDemonstration of a theatre language

Scenario and directing: Nenad Colic

With: Maša Jelic, Ranko Trifkovic, Jelena Martinovic, Marko Potkonjak, Dejan Stojkovic

Set, costume, booklet: Ivana Colic

Pr manager: Dubravka Vujinovic

Premiere: 4.12.2007. festival Manöver, Leipzig, Germany

Production: PLAVO theatre

Supported by: Belgrade City Council – Culture Department, Swiss Cultural Program – Pro Helvetia

Festivals: Manöver 2007 – Leipzig, Germany; Tremafest 2008 – Ruma, Serbia; Ex Theatre Fest 2008 – Pancevo, Serbia; INFANT 2008 – Novi Sad, Serbia; Openings 2008 – The Grotowski Institute, Wroclaw, Poland; Festival of Central European Theatre 2008 – Kosice, Slovakia; Festival 360° 2008 – Bielefeld, Germany and Meetings 2009 – Belgrade, within experimental performance ‘Bizarre Coincidence’ in cooperation with Theaterlabor Im Tor 6 from Bielefeld; Sppining Jenny Theatertage 2009 – Kemnitz, Germany

‘The Wizard or Harmonic Cacophony’, it is an attempt of transforming time into space with the help of sound. It is an attempt of creating of sound synthesis in the consciousness of actors on the stage, synthesis between vocal activity which produces sound (text, song), musical tone which produces sound, their gradation through time and intention of each performer individually for some kind of musical, sound result. It is an attempt of composing of theatre, an attempt to make scenic, theatre elements in function of orchestration of cacophony and to make spectator’s perception moved from rational into out-of-time, spatial sphere.

The performance is based on a famous fairy tale written by L. Frank Baum, ‘The wizard of Oz’, and texts of F. M. Dostoevsky, Virginia Woolf, Hermann Hesse, Oscar Wilde and Marina Cvetaeva. Actors’ materials and music materials from different performances of Plavo theatre between 1995 and 2006 have been used in this performance: Sonnet Without a Title (1995),  It Was the Souls’ Wondrous Mine (1999), Oscar Wilde and the Inconstant Prince (2000), Sarcasticus or Birth of the Virus (2002), Fantastic Gospel According to Virginia (2003), Dialectics of Soul – Study of freedom (2004), I sing Like a Bird (2006)


Nenad Colic, 2007